Thursday, March 3, 2011

what the internet looks like

PEER 1, an IT hosting provider, has produced a visual interpretation of the Internet. It identifies 19,869 autonomous system nodes with 44,344 connections.
The sizing and layout of the autonomous systems are based on their eigenvector centrality, which is a measure of how central to the network each autonomous system is: an autonomous system is central if it is connected to other autonomous systems that are central. This is the same graph-theoretical concept that forms the basis of Google’s PageRank algorithm.
The Map of the Internet image layout begins with the most central nodes and proceeds to the least, positioning them on a grid that subdivides after each order of magnitude of centrality. Within the constraints of the current subdivision level, nodes are placed as near as possible to previously-placed nodes that they are connected to.

   Attribute:    Orig. Article, By Tom Feremski Copyright 2004-2011
  Visualizing the Internet in this way helps us see what our own "human" networks should like.  We should be willing to overlap our sphere of influences with other networkers.

   If an architect only networks with other architects how is he to find new clients?   

   Networks need to overlap with other networks to be effective.

    Here are a couple of tips to help you reach out to new clients:

     1.  Think outside your normal sphere or comfort zone.  Ask yourself,  "Who are my clients?  Who will buy my product?  How do I reach them?"

     2.  Write these questions down on paper, and refer to it over time.  I have a friend who keeps this on his Daytimer, he is constantly, and perpetually asking himself these questions.  Subsequently, my friend is constantly expanding his network. 

     3.  Start TODAY reaching out of your comfort zone, expand your network to new networks, start getting comfortable with the process of overlapping networks. 

     An excellent, funny read on this topic by Sarcastic Sam

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